- n. 无性动物；中性名词；阉割动物
- adj. 中性的；不及物的；无性的
- neuter:  From a formal point of view, Latin neuter is virtually identical to English neither. Both originated as compounds formed from a negative particle and an element meaning ‘which of two’. In the case of neuter these were ne and uter, which in combination denoted etymologically ‘neither one thing nor the other’. The specialized application to grammatical gender soon emerged, and it was in this sense that neuter was first adopted into English. The derivative neutral  goes back to Latin neutrālis.
- neuter (v.)
- 1903, from neuter (adj.). Originally in reference to pet cats. Related: Neutered; neutering.
- neuter (adj.)
- late 14c., of grammatical gender, "neither masculine nor feminine," from Latin neuter "of the neuter gender," literally "neither one nor the other," from ne- "not, no" (see un-) + uter "either (of two)" (see whether). Probably a loan-translation of Greek oudeteros "neither, neuter." In 16c., it had the sense of "taking neither side, neutral."
- 1. I shall be impartial, though I can not be neuter.
- 虽然我不能保持中立, 我也不偏袒任何一方.
- 2. Worker bees are neuter.
- 3. There are three genders in German: masculine, feminine and neuter.
- 德语中有叁性: 阳性 、 阴性和中性.
- 4. Today, somebody called me a Neuter.
- 今天, 有人就开始叫我是无性动物.
- 5. Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender.
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